urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The predominant flavor here is grape skins--Concord grape skins, with exactly the same sort of bitterness and same fruit qualities. I happened to like this a lot.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden-straw body with light carbonation and a sparse, soapy white head. Complex and pungent aroma of tart pineapple and lemon, leather, furniture polish, pine needles and herbs. Flavor is like strong lemonade made from overripe lemons plus tart apples and a musty, cellar-like aspect. Very tart but also has a juicy, refreshing quality. Good, but I didn’t immediately fall in love with it like I do with some gueuzes.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oct 2005 tasting - dont know vintage. Dark orange and hazy pour. Big aroma of barny funk and tart apple. More tart apple cidery and light malt flavors. Good dose of that funk and some spices. A bit acidic, and very drinkable.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1987: Hazy orange gueuze with a thin white head. Wonderfull full aroma with orange zest, animal musk, soil in a cave, and the inevitable horseblanket. In mouth, divine acidity, intense and wonderful in mouth with notes of sour cherries and earth. Rich and complex marriage of lactic and acetic acids. Terribly good. (10-4-9-5-18). Thanks Joris!
2005: Opalescent clear orange amber gueuze with thick white head. Intense horseblanket aroma with grapefruit pulp, freshly pressed. Lighter bodied than 1987 version . more citric acid. Lot more citrusy, Very Refreshing (8-4-8-4-16). Bought at brewery April 2005.
(Tasting June 2005, with Dumdum)
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow-amber colour, creamy withe head, lots of sprankling. Sour aroma, yet fruity. Palate is sour, with some herby touches. Finish stays sour. What a beer, I love this one.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yes Clark, I liked this one but no, I would not buy it. Nice apple thing goin on here.
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared this 750ml bottle with Suiiy, Joshuab and ClarkVV.
Smelled like Hay and a horse barn. Very tasty with a good sour finish. Best beer I’ve ever had.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared with clarkvv. Pours a light orange with a fizzy white head. Nose is yeasty and grassy, barnyard maneur smell. Taste is very fresh with a light sourness to it. Lots of yeast and grass here too.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: sour, soapy, currants, unripe gooseberries, baby powder, cask, wheat leaves.
Orange, half-clear, head dissipates instantly (white).
Sour, burnt, some hidden sweetness, slightly bitter, lactic. Sweet and metallic aftertaste.
Harsh, sharp, acrid in the throat, chemical, very fresh somehow.
Feels sticky and malty after a while.
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Sour apple aroma with light vinegar. Pours a transparent golden-orange with an insignificant white head. Sour apple flavor with light woodiness in the finish. Not as tart as some of the big guys. Light cider flavor in the background.